Don’t Cut Corners

Don’t Cut Corners

by Karli A friend recently shared this story with me: Once there was a man's son who wanted to start up a building company. The son's dad had a friend who thought so much of his father, so he went to the boy and said," I want you to build me a house. I want it to be built out of the finest materials. There is no budget. At the end of the project call me and I will write you a check." So the boy went to work and started building the…Read more …
Three Things I Look for in Friends

Three Things I Look for in Friends

by Andy In my LDS seminary class (a religious class that I enroll in like a class at school), my teacher told us once that in our teenage years the two areas that influence us most are the media and our friends. That made me start to think a lot about who I was keeping company with and why I was surrounding myself with those people. Personally I thought that your family would influence you more than anything because those are the people that you share your home with, but as I thought…Read more …
Five Things Young Men Look for in Young Women

Five Things Young Men Look for in Young Women

by Lincoln Many of you may have seen the last post by my twin sister, Rachel, titled Five Things Young Women Look for in Young Men. Let’s be honest guys, it was good to hear what girls find attractive. It’s good to think about areas to improve and hey - physical appearance didn’t even make it into their top 5 so we’re already winning. I thought it would be cool to give a perspective from a guy’s point of view. Two weeks ago, I asked young men around my age, what they looked…Read more …
Five Things Young Women Look for in Young Men

Five Things Young Women Look for in Young Men

by Rachel (Ladies, check out my brother's blog Five Things Young Men Look for in Young Women) This past month while writing this blog, I wanted to find out what qualities girls look for in boys they date and what is most important in a future spouse. So I texted a bunch of the girls in my contacts, and I asked the question on my Facebook page. Now, while this isn’t a scientific study, it seems to be a pretty good measuring stick. Of course, nobody is perfect. We all have our flaws,…Read more …
What Rules Do I Follow in Dating?

What Rules Do I Follow in Dating?

By Andy My friend’s dad has a rule for my friend and I when it comes to dating. He calls it the “2-for-1 Rule”. It is where you can take a girl on a date twice, but you cannot take her on date number three until after you have taken another lucky young lady on a date. This may seem like a silly rule, but I am glad that I have it to follow. This rule is important because, as it says in my faith’s guide for youth called For the Strength of…Read more …
Why Do I Choose to be Modest?

Why Do I Choose to be Modest?

By Rachel Being in high school, I am continually faced with the peer pressure of dressing immodestly. A couple of weeks ago, my mom and I went shopping for my first prom dress. I was very excited as most girls are. Prom is a night you feel like a princess.   As I was picking out a dress, I chose one that we could alter. We added sleeves and some fabric to make it less low cut. The alterations made it a little more expensive but it was worth it. The night of prom,…Read more …